The Sudbury Wolves evened their season series Friday night winning 3-2 against their Eastern Conference rivals, the Peterborough Petes.
This win places the Wolves at the head of the pack in the Central Division and second in the Eastern Conference with 34 points.
Wolves’ Liam Ross and Peter Stratis both notched a goal to help the team capture the win with final shots on goal 31-22 in favour of Sudbury.
The game-winning shot though was scored by Wolves Macauley Carson, celebrating his 200th OHL game.
With two assists, David Levin was named first star of the game, while Carson and Stratis were named second and third stars respectively.
The Petes were out for blood, taking an early lead on the Wolves just over three minutes into the opening frame. Nick Robertson picked up the puck along the boards and rifled a shot past Luukkonen, leaving the Wolves trailing by one goal.
Wolves’ Ross attempted to balance out the game taking a great shot from the point that squeezed past Jones, but it was turned away. With a little over five minutes remaining in the first period, Levin sent a pass to Ross cross-crease to tie the game at one.
This tie didn’t last for long, with Roberston taking advantage of a lucky bounce and netting his second of the night to take a 2-1 lead over the Wolves, a lead that would last for the next 40 minutes.
Stratis gave the Wolves a tie game in the final frame, after he redirected a feed from Cole Candella straight into the back of the net past Jones. Tic-tac-toe style, Carson sealed the deal with the game winner halfway through the period thanks to an assist by Levin and Quinton Byfield.
The Wolves will be looking to reel in another win against Central Division rivals the Mississauga Steelheads, this Sunday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. at the Sudbury arena. Sunday’s game is sponsored by Glencore, who will be on hand to collect non-perishable donations for the Sudbury Food Bank and gift a Sudbury Wolves jersey to two lucky fans who donate.
The first 500 fans will also receive Glencore Cheer Sticks. Glencore’s Sunday game will feature the Onaping Tim Hortons Tyke Timbits in the second intermission mini-game.
To purchase tickets, visit greatersudbury.ca/tickets or sudburywolves.com and in person at the Sudbury Arena Box Office after Noon on Sunday. New this season, online tickets purchased from your computer or mobile device are now the same price as Box Office.
Skip the line by getting your tickets online in advance. Just bring your phone to scan or print your tickets and come cheer on your Sudbury Wolves this season!